Arsenal look set to miss out on Manchester City’s Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund agreeing a deal for the teenager.
Sancho is in Germany having a medical and finalising personal terms with Dortmund ahead of expected move from #mcfc
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) August 31, 2017
Sancho had been linked with Arsenal earlier in the window, in particular due to his connection to best friend Reiss Nelson, but now it’s being reported that Manchester City have agreed a £170k deal with Borussia Dortmund.
Incredible deal for @BVB to sign Jadon Sancho for just £170,000, excellent opportunity for the kid toohttps://t.co/Zk5CPvxtvL #MCFC pic.twitter.com/KzSMIAIlch
— Jack Rathborn (@JackRathborn) August 31, 2017
Sancho reportedly became unsettled earlier in the summer with concerns about playing time, and made his decision to try and leave the club after being left out of Pep Guardiola’s squad for the Manchester City pre-season tour.
This led to the player spending most of August refusing to train with City, as he tried to force a move away. Sancho had hinted in the past that he could be set for a move to London through his posts on social media.
However, it’s been claimed that City only allowed him to speak to foreign clubs. Therefore, it appears the door was closed on a move to London and potentially Arsenal despite Nelson and Sancho’s good relationship. Arsenal’s loss could be Dortmund’s gain.